White Papers

Education for Sustainability Benchmarks Released on Earth Day

Educating for a Sustainable Future:  Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning was released by The Journal of Sustainability Education on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

This 70-page account is authored by, and represents the current and best thinking of forty-two of the major scholars and practitioners of the field of Education for Sustainability (EfS).

The Benchmarks include the Big Ideas, Thinking Skills, Applied […]

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The Dawn of System Leadership

The Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2014 edition feature article “The Dawn of System Leadership” by Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton and John Kania describes the need for “system leaders” – those who catalyze collective leadership, to address society’s most intractable problems. The magazine also features a supplement article, “System Leaders for Sustainable Food”, by Hal Hamilton. […]

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Limits to Growth was right.

 A white paper by Graham Turner and Catherine Alexander of The Guardian, September 2, 2014

New research shows we’re nearing collapse.

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree […]

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LA Vaca Independiente

LA VACA INDEPENDIENTE:
COULD A FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS MODEL BE THE KEY TO UNLOCKING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE’S POTENTIAL?
Claudia Madrazo needed some fresh air. She stepped outside of her office at the Mexico City headquarters of La Vaca Independiente (The Independent Cow). She could feel the warm sunlight clearing her mind and calming her spirit as she watched it slip through the foliage […]

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Reflections

The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change
Welcome to this special issue of Reflections. In 2012, the Society for Organizational Learning celebrated its 15th anniversary. In honor of that milestone, we look at SoL’s journey, from its roots in a program called “Systems Thinking and the New Management Style” to the formation of the MIT Organizational Learning Center in the […]

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Reflections

The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change Part 2

30 Years of Building Learning Communities
A Dialogue with Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, and Darcy Winslow, Part 2

Choice As a Leadership Capability
Rawlinson Agard

Is Moving Too Fast Slowing You Down? How to Prevent Overload from Undermining Your Organization’s Performance
David Peter Stroh and Marilyn Paul

Commentary
Rabbi Marc Baker

From Automatic Defensive Routines to Automatic Learning Routines: […]

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The Academy for Systems Change

Our mission is to advance the field of awareness-based systemic change in order to accelerate ecological, social, and economic well-being.